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Archie C. Savage
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Birth: Apr. 19, 1914
Norfolk
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 4, 2003
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Archie Savage made a vital contribution to African-American Dance in the United States. Born in Norfolk, Virginia on April 19, 1919 and raised in New York's Harlem. Archie's first introduction to the world of modern dance came when he joined the "Hemsley Winfield's Dance Troupe" in the 1930's. In 1939, Archie joined the "Katherine Dunham Dance Troupe" and later was a part of a nation wide stage production of "Cabin in the Sky".

He became Ms. Dunham's dance partner and also helped created what is known as the "Afro/Cuban" dance form. He has appeared in 23 films here and abroad and 5 Broadway stage Productions including the original South Pacific.

Archie was a pioneer of the African-American Dance History. His legacy will live on and he will always be remembered for the contribution he made to the world of dance. Archie was 88 years old.

Movie he was connected with:
1. Death Rides a Horse (1969) as Vigro
2. Death Rides a Hhorse (1967) as Vigro
3. The Snow Devils (1965)
4. La dolce vita (1961) as Negro Dancer
5. Assignment--Outer Space (1961) as Al
6. South Pacific (1958) as Chief
7. The Garment Jungle (1957) as Elevator Operator
8. This Could Be the Night (1957) as Archie Savage Trio
9. Autumn Leaves (1956) as Reservation Man
10. The Ten Commandments (1956) as Ethiopian
11. Panther Girl of the Kongo (1955)
12. Vera Cruz (1954) as Ballard
13. His Majesty O'Keefe (1954) as Boogulroo
14. Broadway Rhythm (1944) as Specialty Act In "Brazilian Boogie Woogie" Number
15. Tales of Manhattan (1942) as Actor

Dance (Feature Film):
16. The Wild, Wild Planet (1967) as Choreography
17. Sodom and Gomorrah (1963) as Choreography
18. The Kentuckian (1955) as Dance Director
19. Cabin in the Sky (1943) as Dance Director




 
 
Burial:
Inglewood Park Cemetery
Inglewood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Created by: Ronald Walton
Record added: Feb 19, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7194875
Archie C. Savage
Added by: Ronald Walton
 
Archie C. Savage
Added by: Ronald Walton
 
Archie C. Savage
Added by: Ronald Walton
 
 
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